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Minnesota Judge Delays Decision on Vikings Suspensions

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota judge has delayed a decision on whether to extend a ruling that blocks the NFL from suspending two Minnesota Vikings for violating the league's anti-doping policy.

Hennepin County District Judge Gary Larson gave attorneys for both sides until next Wednesday to submit written arguments. He says he will likely decide about a week after that.

Earlier Thursday, Larson handed the NFL a victory in the closely watched lawsuit by Kevin Williams and Pat Williams that challenged the league's plan to suspend them for four games each. Larson ruled the league broke a notification rule in a state law on drug testing, but that it wasn't enough to block their suspensions.

The players' attorneys want Larson to keep the injunction in place while they appeal the ruling to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

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